The Delivery Boy centres on Amir, a boy who’s trained to be a suicide bomber by a terrorist group whose ideals centre on religious extremism, but eventually turns away and decides not to go down that part. Amir steals plans by the organisation to bomb a hospital, as well as the tools to carry out the act. On the run, after killing a member of that terrorist group, Amir ends up in a tricycle, at wee hours, with Nkem (Jemima Osunde), a prostitute. Nkem is in this profession to raise enough money for her brother, who’s in the hospital.
The new actor on the scene, Jammal Ibrahim, alongside the more popular ones did justice to the acting bit. In truth, there wasn’t a dull moment with them. The deathly stare and purposefulness in the eyes of Amir (Jammal Ibrahim), the poignant battle that Kazeem (Charles Etubiebi) brought and the sassiness and vulnerability delivered by Nkem (Jemima Osunde) left us with much to savor in this sad tale of terrorism, indoctrination and abuse. Kudos to the fact that the actors made it as engaging as it was supposed to be. Even the language use was exceptional, unlike in some other movie I had seen earlier this year. Except for minor lapses here and there, this film delivered in the acting department.